Human beings- truly a special form of species that evolved so much better than any of its counterparts on this planet.
We have found ways to move on the ground, we have found ways to go beneath the ground and we have also built machines that fly above the ground and even beyond.
We have set our own laws to live our lives, we have set our own educational systems to become better, we have even found ways to domesticate and befriend other species that inhabit the earth.
Even though all of this evolution still holds true when we talk about all the species put together, what happens if we see this evolution thorugh a smaller lens and talk about our species alone? Since the beginning of human civilization have we really bettered ourselves? Well its true that we have learnt many things about the world and have unravelled many mysteries that needed to be solved. But, the very mindset of the greed for superiority has still remained instilled in every person on the planet.
I am fairer than her, I am more beautiful. I have more money than him, I am more important. I am a Hindu, I am more righteous. I am from the USA, I am more superior.
Excuse me! Get out of here!
Who the hell are you to declare that the other person is lower when compared to you? Who the hell told you that dark skinned people are any less beautiful than a fair skinned or if a person is a Muslim, then he is a terrorist? Maybe the very difference lies because we have words for them. Fair-Dark, Hindu-Muslim, Rich-Poor. Maybe we’ve always tried to compare whats at hand with what we don’t have and come up with our own excuses to make ourselves less envious of each other. “Well I am a Hindu, I envy a Muslim eating meat (though I very much want to try it). But Oh, I can’t, my ancestors told me not to have it. What can I now do to make me feel less envious of a Muslim. Well, let me brand him as an animal killer, let me declare him to be evil so that no one can ever eat meat!” Well, if this is the very logic how we’ve been building our own communities, we are for sure to be doomed some day!
Do we really need to have boundaries for ourselves? Well, firstly why do we need to brand ourselves. Brands are for products isn’t it! We are not products, we are much more than that. Just imagine yourself to be put in a room with the other person for the rest of your life. Your difference with him might last for 2 days or 3 at the most, but there will defintely be a day where in you feel very indifferent to what the other person is doing. You begin to accept the person for the way they are and you might also see to understand that there is very less of a difference between you both in the way you live.
The Quran said something, the Bible some other and the Bhagavad Gita a whole lot more. But, aren’t all of them only preaching ways to better yourself. A white man has to drink water, eat food and work everyday to live a happy life. Is it any different for a black man? No it isn’t. When the ideology of all the manuscripts and the way of life of all the people is the same why do we need to brand ourselves to be different from others!
All of the divisions that we’ve made within our heads are merely our beliefs. The belief that lord Ram had walked on earth is as noble as a belief that Jesus walked on water. Its fine! But, making your belief into a testament for superiority is a blunder. Its good to have a belief for there is a pursuit to reach a benchmark in our lives. But, making a belief into your religion or accepting that your beliefs are more closer to the truth than the other person’s is a farce.
Do we really need a religion? we don’t! We need a belief! Are the rich more important than the poor? Absolutely not! The poor have the same rights as posessed by the rich! The day we remove these biases from our brains and believe that division is only an arithmetic rule is day we can consider ourselves to be truely evolved. Now are we truly evolved?
“Judging a person doesn’t define who they are, it defines who you are!”